Lights Camera Action (Karen Bystedt x Bisco Smith)
Artist Karen Bystedt
This is a limited edition, hand painted print collaboration between Andy Warhol photographer Karen Bystedt and prominent street artist Bisco Smith. Karen has blazed the art world with her vision "ANDY GOES STREET," featuring her Andy Warhol Wheatpaste Stencils, Mural and Canvas/Print collaborations with different street artists. Bisco is a musician turned artist, who often incorporates words, lyrics and poems into his hand style paintings.
Materials and Dimensions:
Karen Bystedt x Bisco Smith
Limited edition hand silkscreen print on archival watercolor paper, spray painted by Karen Bystedt with calligraphy by Bisco Smith.
26" x 40"
Edition size - 24 (each one is unique)
About the Artists:
Karen Bystedt, founder and photographer of The Lost Warhols brings to life one of the greatest art icons of the twentieth century. Shot at 'The Factory' in New York City, Bystedt was a student at NYU, working on a book on the top male models of the era, when she cold called Andy Warhol. Andy himself answered the phone and agreed to a rare sitting with Bystedt in the conference room at 'The Factory'.
Bystedt went on to publish four books. Having found the negatives in 2011, long lost since the initial shoot in 1982, in Andy's spirit, Bystedt has began collaborating with some of the great artists in the street and pop art genres of today including Peter Tunney, Speedy Graphito, Gregory Siff, Dom Pattinson and Chris Brown aka Konfuzed.
Permanent collections of the Lost Warhols may be found at The Andy Warhol Museum, the Armenian Museum of Modern Art, the Hearst Foundation, the Lourdes Foundation and in the private collections of Prince Albert of Monaco, Tomoasso Buti, George Lopez, David Caruso and the Dean Collection (Swizz Beats) among others. With Murals located in Los Angeles, California as well as Houston, Texas.
Bisco Smith is an urban artist whose work is characterized as a blend of graffiti deconstruction, abstract gesturalism, action painting, and style writing. A musician turned writer, the artist paints his own lyrics in a unique style of graffiti writing. Bisco has had shows in galleries from LA to NY, as well as at Art Basel in Miami.